Two Venezuelan mechanics have assembled a mini car that runs on electricity and solar energy. Jose, 43, and Augusto, 61, say their invention is based on the body of an old golf cart.
The Venezuelan innovators said they are tired of queues at gas stations and constant blackouts.
“Solar energy or renewable energy is the future, we need to stop relying on fossil fuels. Not overnight, of course. Oil will not disappear immediately, but we must move towards this.” Jose Cintron said.
In particular, Maracaibo, where craftsmen live, was a rich oil-producing region of Venezuela in the past. However, for several years, production volumes have been declining. The once-leading oil country is now forced to switch to renewable energy sources.
The car can carry up to four people and travel at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour. Solar panels charge in 10 hours. In addition, green cars can become a source of power in the event of a power outage in the house, which happens regularly in Venezuela.
“This is a decision for the future, for a ten-year perspective. The motors are electric, they do not make noise, do not vibrate, do not pollute the environment. They are the future.” Augusto Pradelli added.
The inventors believe the car will also become very relevant in the tropical heat. In Venezuela, daytime temperatures often reach 35 degrees Celsius, making walking a burden.